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Old 2007-12-26, 08:52 PM   #1
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Talking Unused Transformers Names- Straight from the G1 Bible

http://www.allspark.com/forums/index...howtopic=41003

Or... I could post them here too...

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Blaster – original name Blastbox.
Brawn: Nickname Muscles
Bumblebee: Nicknames Bee, Beeper
Cliffjumper – original name Blow-Out
Cosmos – Original name Spaceracer, then Spaceshot, then Shooting Star
Omega Supreme – Original name Fortress Maximus
Gears – nicknames Ox, Sourball
Grimlock – Originally Trapjaw, Jawbreaker. Also listed under name parenthetically as Tyrannobot
Hoist – Originally Winch.
Hound – Nicknames: Sarge, Nose, Sniffer
Jazz – Nickname Coolsville, name may have had three z’s at one point
Jetfire – Original name, Fireball
Optimus Prime: Nicknames Autobot Commander, Chief, Big Boss, Roller
Ratchet: Nicknames Cool Hand Lube, Greasefinger
Slag – AKA (Tricerabot)
Sludge – Original name Piledrive. AKA (Brontobot)
Snarl – AKA (Stegobot)
Sunstreaker – Original name Spinout
Swoop – original name Divebomb
Trailbreaker – original name Guzzle
Warpath – original name Hot Shot
Windcharger – original name Sprint

Devastator original name (from Bonecrusher profile) “The Destructoid”
Frenzy – Nickname Maddog.
Lazerbeak – at one point crossed out and replaced with the word Slazer, then that’s crossed out and Laserbeak is hand written in
Megatron – Nicknames Master, Slagmaker
Ravage – nickname ‘cat’
Scavanger – original name Scrounge
Scrapper – Original name Gravedigger
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Ratchet's has to be the best of the bunch... Cool Hand Lube?!
 

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Old 2007-12-26, 09:07 PM   #2
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Pre-production material, rather than the 'bible' materials given to writers on the show and comics.

http://www.allspark.com/forums/index...howtopic=40909

Attention Fanartists: I put together a book for IDW (Transformers: The Ark) and am in the process of putting together two more. I'm going to be pitching some new ideas to IDW in a few months and have one that needs a variety of different artists - a Cute/Sexy Pinups style book. There are tons of female characters, robots and humans, in the Transformers mythos. If you are interested in participating, drop me a line at transformers the ark, at yahoo dot com. (no spaces, no commas) I've got several of the IDW regulars agreeing to do a piece or two if given the greenlight, but having some actual pieces in the pitch will make the project much more likely to go forward. This is a great chance to show off your talents and maybe get some published pieces.

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Oh, for ****ssake. Pitchforks and lamp oil, meet me outside in fifteen.
 
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Old 2007-12-26, 10:32 PM   #3
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Oh, for ****ssake. Pitchforks and lamp oil, meet me outside in fifteen.
I say we take 'em alive and teach (hem-hem) them the error of their so very, very sad ways. Has anyone got a brush and a jar of honey?
 
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Old 2007-12-26, 11:26 PM   #4
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At a guess, Hasbro would have something to say even if it cleared with a publisher -- they're not given to courting the more salivary fandom demographic as much as Takara.

Leaving aside the robo-yiffing aspect, how many of those female human characters aren't Marvel (and thus their copyright) or kids? Post-2010 Carly? Post-Armada Alexis? Astoria?
 
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Old 2007-12-26, 11:36 PM   #5
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Profiles for the Omnibots --

http://www.allspark.com/forums/index...howtopic=40994
http://www.allspark.com/forums/index...howtopic=40993
http://www.allspark.com/forums/index...howtopic=40992

Continuing the unused bio posting. Merry Xmas, Allspark!

Autobot Ferrari
Code Name: Overdrive
Function: Flying Trooper

Profile:

Road-racing is Overdrive's passion: he considers it Earth's primary cultural advantage over his native Cybertron. But the thrill of merely racing is not enough for Overdrive--if necessary he’ll lift off from the ground and fly in order to win! Good sportsmanship isn't his strong suit. And that carries over to his battle tactics too. He has no interest in a fair fight with a Decepticon; he only wants to win. And he’ll do whatever he must to make sure he does.

Abilities: Besides being able to travel up to 190 mph while in car mode. Overdrive can also sprout wings from his doors and fly. His flying range is 700 miles and he can reach speeds of up to 300 mph. He can convert a section of the front of his hood into twin high-powered machine guns that shoot 60 rounds per minute. In robot mode he also has use of his wings and machine guns, although he's considerably less adept at flying.

Weaknesses: Although his ability to fly while in car mode can often be used to surprising advantage. Overdrive's overall maneuverability in the air is often inferior to other airborne opponents.

Brief Bio

Autobot Overdrive
Flying Trooper
“The race is not important; the finish line is.”

Road-racing his passion--considers it Earth's main cultural advantage over Cybertron. Only cares about winning … he'll fly to win a race, do whatever's necessary to win a fight. Goes 190 mph in car-mode...can sprout wings from doors and fly...range 700 miles ... speed 300 mph. Hood converts to twin hi-powered machine guns … Same abilities in robot mode not as good a flier. Overall not as good a flyer as most flying opponents.


STR: 5
INT: 7
SPD: 8
END: 6
RNK: 5
CRG: 10
FRP: 7
SKL: 5

In my quest to collect model sheets, I've purchased a few Transformers bibles on sites like ebay. I thought I'd share a few of the bios that didn't make it into the Transformers Universe.

Extended Bio

Autobot Celica
Code Name: Downshift
Function: Air Defense

Profile: Nothing pleases Downshift...or so he thought. Back on Cybertron this battle-weary soldier had fought for so many millennia that he began to wonder whether it was worth it for him to continue. But once he came to Earth he found everything around him fresh and new and he delighted in all his optical sensors saw. He particularly enjoys the company of human children, or, as he likes to call them, mini-men and mini-women (although he has as much trouble telling them apart as his fellow Autobots). His sullenness about the Autobots' mission is often of concern to Optimus Prime, but he generally follows orders, however grudgingly, because deep down he knows this truth: the unending Autobot resistance is preferable to a rapid Decepticon victory.

Abilities: In robot mode, Downshift carries twin ground-to-air rocket launchers on his shoulders. The rockets use magnetism to guide their path, limiting them to mostly iron and steel targets, such as Decepticons. The launchers can also be used while he's in his car mode, making Downshift a very effective covert warrier. In either mode, the rockets can travel up to 30 miles and pack the explosive equivalent of a half ton of TNT. He also wields a "rust rifle" which shoots a stream of powerful liquid oxidizing agents. A blast of this can seriously harm and debilitate a metallic foe.

Weaknesses: Downshift' s weapons are mostly ineffective against non-ferrous materials, a fact that can be used to his disadvantage by an opponent. His soldierly instincts are often hampered by his sullen moods.

Brief Bio

Autobot Downshift

Function: Air-Defense

Fought for so long on .Cybertron he wondered whether to continue... nothing pleased him until arrival on Earth ...here he delights in everything...all fresh and new to him...likes children...calls them mini-men and mini-women. Has magnetic-guided ground-to-air rocket launchers on shoulders in robot mode... also can be used in car mode...30 mile range … rust rifle weakens foes with stream of liquid oxidizing agents. Not effective versus non-ferrous foes.

“If war is the only reason to live, then living isn't worth it.”

STR: 5
INT: 7
END: 6
CRG: 6
SPD: 7
RNK: 6
FRP: 8
SKL: 9

Continuing the unused Transformers Universe and Tech Spec style bios. They were undoubtably skipped because there was not character model to go with them.

Extended Bio

Autobot RX-7
Code Name: Camshaft
Function: Road Warrior

Profile:

Unlike all others who travel the highways of Earth, Camshaft has no fear of car accidents, and with good reason: his lightning-fast automated reflexes allow him to pulverize any vehicle that approaches within 4 inches of his metal frame. The arrogant confidence he has about his own safety often leads to reckless driving, a fact that Optimus Prime is not too happy about. Camshaft doesn't share his leader's concern about the lives of his adopted planet's native inhabitants. But there's no doubt in Optimus's mind that Camshaft's aggressive nature is a boon in battle against the Decepticons, and Optimus is reluctant to say anything to Camshaft that might change that.

Abilities:

In car mode, Camshaft's rear fenders can convert to powerful fists, each capable of 30 punches per minute, each punch having a force of 80,000 psi. His trunk rotates into a high-energy plasma beam projector with a range of 2 miles. The same weaponry is available to him in his robot mode.

Weaknesses:

Converting to an offensive mode while in the act of driving sometimes causes Camshaft to lose control of his driving. As it is unlikely that he will back off from any confrontation, he often finds himself overmatched by an opponent.

Brief Bio

Autobot Camshaft
Function: Road Warrior

“The road is no place for the weak”

Has no fear of car accidents—can pulverize any vehicle that approaches within 4 inches. Reckless driver due to arrogant self-confidence. Unconcerned with humans’ safety. Aggressive in battle car mode rear fenders convert to powerful fists capable of 30 punches per minute and trunk turns into high-energy plasma beam projector...same weapons in robot mode. Loses driving control when using weapons in car mode.

STR: 5
INT: 6
SPD: 7
END: 8
RNK: 5
CRG: 8
FRP: 8
SKl: 6
 
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Old 2007-12-27, 01:55 AM   #6
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I say we take 'em alive and teach (hem-hem) them the error of their so very, very sad ways. Has anyone got a brush and a jar of honey?
...if they're into "cute/sexy" robots... do you think pitchforks, fire, and honey are enough?

this would be classified under the "...yeah- thats a little creepy..." side of fandom... god i hope noone is into cosplay of this sort...

*shivers

oh- and if there are- please spare my mind th agony of it's knowledge... like furries, only robots...

*shivers again... drinks beer to wash away the thought...
 
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Old 2007-12-27, 02:25 AM   #7
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God, I can't believe you people are that horrified by this. I think it's awesome! It combines two things I love- robots and sexy ladies.
 
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Old 2007-12-27, 02:31 AM   #8
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...i may buy it- as i like wierd art books... but... i don't know man...

..."robots and sexy ladies"?

...i just don't know...
 
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Old 2007-12-27, 03:03 AM   #9
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God, I can't believe you people are that horrified by this.
Cape books get a bad reputation for merchandise and art that treats characters as objects, and fans get tarred with the same brush.

Lots of TF cheesecake (and a fair amount of TF porn) has been drawn over the years by fan artists. This would be an official product representing the franchise, the publisher and their market.
 
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Old 2007-12-27, 03:22 AM   #10
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God, I can't believe you people are that horrified by this. I think it's awesome! It combines two things I love- robots and sexy ladies.
I'm definately up for a project like this, if it's for real. If it pays, I'm even more for it.
 
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Old 2007-12-27, 07:17 AM   #11
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Cool Hand Lube!
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Old 2007-12-27, 07:42 AM   #12
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It's probably worth remembering a lot of those names would have just been placeholders till they thought of something better...

As for the art book, if anyone from here buys or contributes to it they will be banned. Oh yes.
 
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Old 2007-12-27, 10:39 AM   #13
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Some of these names have been known virtually since the beginning (Spin-Out and Blow-Out were still used in the Marvel Age article that first announced the Transformers title from Marvel back in 1984), and others at least for a few months ("Jazzz" with three "z"s was seen in Budiansky's original stats chart he had with him at Iacon One).
 
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Old 2007-12-27, 04:54 PM   #14
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As for the art book, if anyone from here buys or contributes to it they will be banned. Oh yes.
Are you serious? You would actually ban someone over a book? That's just being a JERK. If I buy this(which I most certainly will), I guess I shouldn't mention it on here, then.
 
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Old 2007-12-27, 05:27 PM   #15
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If I buy this(which I most certainly will), I guess I shouldn't mention it on here, then.
It's probably quite difficult to type with sticky fingers would be another contributing factor...
 
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Old 2007-12-27, 06:14 PM   #16
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Most of the mods here can't ban people, and the ones that can tend to be too drunk to find the admin panel...

Or in short... no, we've never actually banned anyone for robot fancying. Not even the person who thought Ratchet was her father and wanted to sex him.

Been seriously bewildered by, yes.
 
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Old 2007-12-27, 06:40 PM   #17
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a Cute/Sexy Pinups style book. There are tons of female characters, robots and humans, in the Transformers mythos.
That's kinda strange . . . Sounds like the kinda thing Machine Hunter would be all about.

I suppose if the had the Autobots in car mode, with a girl on the hood, that would make more sense, but that's still treading on the "Why are you trying to sex up a kids' toy manufacturer's property?" grounds.

Could be worse, I guess. They could have the villains tongue little girls, like they do in Takara's KISS . . .

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Post-Armada Alexis?
Aren't the Armada kids adults in Energon? That's not helping the argument, is it?

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Are you serious? You would actually ban someone over a book? That's just being a JERK. If I buy this(which I most certainly will), I guess I shouldn't mention it on here, then.
It probably helps to know that Dalek is a very tongue-in-cheek guy. Unless you're doing something that flies in the face of netiquette, it's safe to assume that he's joking when he mentions a ban.

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Not even the person who thought Ratchet was her father and wanted to sex him.

 

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Old 2007-12-27, 06:46 PM   #18
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Aren't the Armada kids adults in Energon?
Yeah, and Carly's presumably an adult by 2010 -- just listing examples of recognised-by-fans female characters that aren't jailbait... who else is there? Melissa Fairebourne... there was a mermaid at some point in the original cartoon, wasn't there?
 
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Old 2007-12-27, 06:52 PM   #19
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I can't wait to see this book. It's nice to see that the TF artists have finally learned that TFs aren't just for kids. After all, aren't most of you guys on here in your 20s? Also, I have this to say to the naysayers. If you don't like the idea of "sexy" TF characters, DON'T BUY THE BOOK.
 
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Old 2007-12-27, 07:07 PM   #20
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After all, aren't most of you guys on here in your 20s?
Yes. I'm unsure what bearing this has, if any, on anyone's view of people drawing robots for titillation, or their desire to see science fiction that treats characters as characters -- i.e. adult in tone rather than film rating.

Porn? Great, as long as it's made with informed consent. This, Marvel swimsuit editions and most Men's magazines? Tacky and crass.
 
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